Dan Musgrave was raised by animals in rural Kansas. He holds an MFA from the University of Missouri- St Louis and an MA in Biological Anthropology from Iowa State University. For nearly seven years, he did linguistic, cognitive, and behavioral research with captive bonobos while they trained him in the art of being a better person. As a writer and photographer, his work most commonly focuses on the intersections of the human and animal world. He writes short stories and narrative nonfiction. His work most often questions the western assumption of human exceptionalism and a human/nature binary.